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Byline: COMMENT KEVIN MAGUIRE

MACHO Man Nigel Farage is keeping up the UKIP tradition of insulting voters.

To devalue women is to stick two fingers up at half the electorate.

Falling back on the old prejudice that they're "worth less" because they have babies is prehistoric.

I bet they put in a better shift than blokes spending long lunches down the pub, or staff forever popping out to smoke cancer sticks - not to mention golf days that are central to the City boys' club Farage loves so much.

The UKIP leader's dated attitudes are part of the discrimination women suffer. It's why women are locked out of so many top jobs, it's why women are paid, on average, nearly PS5,000 less.

In UKIP any charm offensive is all offence and no charm. I dread to imagine what UKIP insult tomorrow might bring.

We know little of Farage's own wife.

We know she's called Kirsten. We know she's German - a fact that tickles me when his party is anti-immigration - and we know he gave her a PS30,000 ticket on the Brussels gravy train, putting Mrs F on the payroll.

Does she think she's "worth less" because she's a woman? I think we should be told. By her, not the Ukiposaurus...
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 21, 2014
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